Deep Diving is in the DNA of the Sea Nomads

Deep Diving is in the DNA of the Sea Nomads

If you want to free dive to a depth of 200 feet and hold your breath for 13 minutes. Don’t do it, unless you have a rare gene mutation, states the Miami Herald, describing the “surprise finding” in a new study just published in the journal Cell. Scientists have been...
Taking a bite out of plastic with a mutant enzyme

Taking a bite out of plastic with a mutant enzyme

Did you know that globally, one million plastic bottles are purchased every minute! Remember all those disheartening images of masses of floating plastic debris on beaches and in oceans. What is the common element in almost all these images? The plastic drinking...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Plastic Pollution

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Plastic Pollution

When we look at the good, the bad and the ugly of plastic pollution in our oceans, we unfortunately, find much more bad and ugly than good news. Like the ancient mariner who uttered “Until my Ghastly Tale is Told, This Heart Within Me Burns” we’re going to tell...
Our Plastic Seas: There is No Away  – Dianna Cohen

Our Plastic Seas: There is No Away – Dianna Cohen

“Plastic is this incredibly useful material, and I feel that when we design things with intended obsolescence in mind—single use, disposable ideas in mind—we are treating a valuable material in an irresponsible way” ~ Dianna Cohen What started out as a career in art...
Growing Indonesian Oil Spill an Environmental Disaster

Growing Indonesian Oil Spill an Environmental Disaster

Recently we have covered numerous stories out of Indonesia from reporting on polluted rivers in Java to plastic littering the beaches of Bali. Now Indonesia must deal with possibly the largest environmental challenge of the last decade. Indonesian authorities have...